Speaker Bio

TECHNICAL SESSION – MARINE & COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

Dr Mazen Khaled Nazal
Dr Mazen Khaled Nazal

Associate Professor, CEMS

Dr. Mazen Nazal is an Associate Professor (Research Scientist II) in the Center for Environment & Marine Studies (CEMS), Research Institute at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Nazal got his Ph.D. in Chemistry specializing in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry in 2016 from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He received his MSc. and BSc. degrees in Chemistry from The University of Jordan, Jordan in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Dr. Nazal has more than 10 years’ experience in analytical related research and teaching at research laboratories, industries and universities.

Dr. Nazal joined the Research Institute at KFUPM in 2016. As a Research Scientist II, and the chemistry group leader his research interests are focused on the development of efficient and selective materials and methods for removal of pollutants (e.g. organic sulfur compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, heavy metals, etc.) from aqueous matrices for water treatment. In addition, employing these materials for extraction and enrichment of analytes of interest in environmental samples prior to their instrumental analysis. Additionally, he is interested in studying and monitoring the water, soil and sediment quality.

Dr. Nazal is member of a number of professional societies. He has published more than 40 research papers in refereed ISI journals and 9 patents registered in the US patent office. He attended and participated in many international conferences. He has participated in writing of many technical reports and research proposals.